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“I always love it when I hear a band for the first time and I am just instantly hooked. Then I find they have been around for several years. I feel like I have been missing out but I am sure glad that I found them now. So then, I headed over to their website and heard their song samples and I love the straight up rock and roll they deliver. From there I headed over to their Youtube channel and watched their video for a new song, Vegas Valentine which is off their new album In “The Dark” and was just released November 12th! This song is infectious and you can’t help but get drawn in to their energetic vibe, even dipping into a bit of old school punk rock anthem style. Today with all the labels of genre, sub-genre, post-sub genre categories, (yikes!) it is refreshing to see a band just do what they love and put out great rock n roll, not trying to fit into a particular slot. They are unique in their sound and I am really digging them.”
“California band The Rare self-release their latest effort In The Dark today at all digital outlets and their original rock sound shines through with huge guitars, fierce riffs, and throat-shredding vocals. Currently at the #1 spot on Magnet Magazine’s “What Record Are You Looking Most Forward To"”
“It’s the fusion of hard and mainstream rock that embodies the sound of the rising California band The Rare who will be self-releasing their latest album In The Dark on November 12 at all digital outlets. The Rare’s original rock sound is once again apparent on their upcoming album and listeners may be surprised to hear these songs and lyrics coming from a band of early twenty-something’s but The Rare has packed a lot of living into their years and it’s all reflected in the upcoming release In The Dark.”
“Rock On Request has always known how important it is to support and promote local music. But every now and again, we find ourselves stumbling upon a band that is right on that edge of no longer just being one of our favorite "local" artists, but on the verge of being the band that everyone will soon be talking about. THE RARE is just that band, for so many reasons. In a time where it's all too easy to follow the trends in this business, The Rare is taking ownership of rock again....and they DO own it out there on stage. They combine their love of true hard rock with some metal and alternative influences to create a sound that just belongs on stage. Add to that some serious charisma and great work ethic and you have a band poised to make themselves known! I had the pleasure of sitting down with lead vox Nicho Searls recently. To say he is a man on a mission would be an understatement. Watch our interview at www.OnRequestMagazine.com”
“Brought together by mutual friends, The Rare is part of a musical genre that can only be described as epic rock. While you can hear clear influences from famous bands Rise Against and AFI, these guys bring more than just music to the stage. They have a presence that is unique, unusual, uncommon . . . dare we say it—rare. By sharing personal video clips on their Facebook page, you gain insight to their ways of recording, intimate jam sessions and more. They also share exclusive music videos, including footage from their killer show at Citizens Business Bank Arena—all in all, this band makes you feel like you’re their new best friend and after hearing some of their tunes . . . that’s exactly what you’ll want to be.”
“Everyone’s looking for something to do the night before Thanksgiving and this year you can be entertained and support local music at the same time. Localpalooza is happening at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Tickets are $10 and there are 10 local bands competing for a spot on the Merry Metldown concert in December at the arena. I’m also one of the judges for the evening. The bands performing are 100 Proof, Assuming We Survive, As You Were, Dose of Adolescence, Grieve for Tomorrow, Naive Children, Sunset Cannons, The Rare, The Slow Forward and Rain Brings Weather, which is replacing The Next. You can pick up tickets at www.axs.com. Everything’s getting started at 6:30 p.m. Citizens Business Bank Arena’s address is 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway in Ontario and the show is all ages. Visit www.x1039.com for more information and get to know the bands by clicking around the photo below. When you hover over the photo, icons will pop up. Click on them to get more informat”
“There are many eager, bands out there just waiting in their garage for that coveted big break. Rarely do any go all the way and become famous rock stars. Here in the High Desert it’s no different. Throngs of hopeful musicians are willing to take any opportunity to get their sound out there. That’s why the radio station X-1039 is holding a Battle of the Bands contest. Unsigned bands compete to be the opening band for Crue Fest, a music festival. The Rare, a local band isn’t like all the other small-time bands. They are just as their name says — rare. “We’re confident, we don’t want to get our hopes up,” said Nicho Searls, the lead vocalist and guitar player for the band. The Apple Valleybased band made it into the top 10 of the competition, they played the first round and then were able to skip the second and go straight to the finals.”